Lemon Aid

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight

You’ve heard it said; When life hands you a lemon, make lemon aid. That’s begging the question, how do you respond to extreme setbacks? Do you explode, implode, go numb, feel helpless or feel like a victim? To make lemon aid we must be flexible and be able to adjust quickly to changing circumstances.

We were handed plenty of lemons last year and they continue to fall off the free. The question is how can we face today and the unknown future with flexibility and strength to make lemon aid?

Dr. H. Norman Wright shares some characteristics of those who are survivors and who have made gallons of great lemon aid. Survivors begin with the belief that they will be okay, and things will turn out for the good. These are people with hope, faith in a God who works all things for their good and His glory, and who have faults and flaws like you and I.

I want to share five factors that can produce a survivor and possibly help you set up a lemon aid stand.

Survivors plan ahead in order to prepare for a loss or unexpected setbacks.

Survivors, when it is not possible to plan ahead look at others who are resourceful people and learn from them.

Survivors are not habitual complainers. They look for ways to get rid of negative feelings.

Survivors are aware of what they can do and ask for help when needed. They are aware of their limitations and ready to help others in need.

Survivors have a desire to learn and grow. It does us no good to remain stuck in the past. We must learn from it and apply those lessons to today.

I believe it helps tremendously to know, through faith in God, that he has everything under his control, that he holds you in the palm of His hand and He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Let God build your lemon aid stand.

Pr. Bob Snitzer                                      

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